This dialog lets you configure what files will show up in this folder, how they'll get sorted and displayed.
The concept of inheritance has been introduced in order to not have to fully configure every folder, but to only have to change the properties that are different from the parent folder. If 'Sorting' or 'Display as' is being inherited, the properties that will be applied will be shown greyed out and won't be editable. If conditions get inherited, the conditions from all the parents will be part of the rules deciding if a file will show up in a folder. New rules can be defined by the folder either way.
The first thing to do when creating a new folder is to define its type. It can either be video, audio, pictures or files.
All the file types have some shared properties (e.g. the date when they were inserted into the library or the file path). If you choose the type 'File', files of all types will show up when browsing the folder on the ps3 in the appropriate category. You'll be limited to only use the few shared properties to filter, sort and name the files that will show up.
Depending on the selection, different fields will be available (e.g. height for video or artist for audio).
This first tab lets you configure the visual aspects of the files
Files will only show up in the folder if this check box is checked. If it isn't, all the other parameters can still be configured and might be inherited by child folders.
If checked, an additional field will show up on the right that lets set the maximum number of files that this folder can contain. This feature can be useful to e.g. only show the 50 films with the best rating out of all your collection.
Select the property on which you want to perform sorting and select if it should be ascending or descending
A file can either e shown as a single file or a fully configurable folder can be defined. Folders can only be created for video files; they don't make sense for audio tracks and pictures.
Keep in mind that when showing a file on the ps3 three things can be configured: The name of the file, its thumbnail and what stream it will play.
As we are prototyping how all the files contained in the folder will look, a rule has to be defined to name the file; that's what the mask is for.
In the second 'Conditions' tab you can define what conditions have to be met for a file to show up